MAY 15, 2018
duos with parrello. may 17 @ niagara, nyc.

FEB 10, 2017
studio snap. #psychedelephant

OCT 10, 2016
performances this week w/nene humphrey - circling the center. oct 13 - 16 @ 3LD. ( + hyperallergic )

JAN 15,  2016
year new, new film // @ahorsewithnonamephoto

DEC 15,  2015
kb + cp for sessions in the park. our unreleased forgoten (one t).

OCT 28,  2015
the shed space // oct 30 // @marnylionproudfit

karlie bruce + chris parrello
marny lion proudfit

the shed space // oct 30
366 6th street in park slope, brooklyn, $12

OCT 28,  2015
silent barn // bubbles: life, death and cleanliness ..ooOOoo..
tonight // performative lecture and inspiring interdisciplinary curation by jennifer coates // videos by angela dufresne // music by karlie bruce + chris parrello

AUG 10,  2015
rockwood late nights // sun 16 + 23 // 11:59


JULY 01,  2015
c'mon everybody // july 07 // 9pm

8pm johnny lewis
9pm kb + cp (duos)
10pm the bright smoke

cmon everybody :: 325 franklin ave, bedstuy

APR 14, 2015
pine box rock shop // april 26 // 10pm

FEB 15, 2014
barntone presents: brooklyn to the berkshires // feb 21

jon paul + karlie bruce + tyler wood + cariad harmon
the williams inn // 1090 main st, williamstown, massachusetts 01267

NOV 08, 2014
northeast tour

OCT 16, 2014
cmj music marathon, nyc

OCT 10, 2014
o+ festival - kingston, ny


come and find us this sunday, oct 12
3pm: tin roof sessions stage
6pm: bsp lounge 

AUG 10, 2014
new duo ep, coming up

SEP 4, 2013
friday sep 6 @ spectrum nyc

loneliness as style @ spectrum nyc. doors 7:30.

$10 gets you the whole mess.

8pm clara kennedy
9pm karlie bruce
10pm woof woof

AUG 12, 2013
"DIRTY" Parrello/Bruce. @ Byrdcliffe Guild (Vid by B.H. Yael).

AUG 9, 2013
karlie bruce + chris parrello @ahorsewithnonamephoto


JUL 20, 2013
july 27 @ bsp lounge. kb + snowflake + lovesick


JUL 9, 2013
july 12 @ byrdcliffe guild, woodstock


MAY 12, 2013
may 19 = kb + mmh @ ace hotel, nyc.


APR 1, 2013
sundays in april @ pete's candy store


FEB 15, 2013
snap by charles olivier steinberg


MAR 11, 2013
elvira lind + staircase sessions


thrilled to be part of the beautiful "staircase sessions" series by danish filmmaker elvira lind. with thanks to oscar isaac + chris parrello. 2012.

MAR 4, 2013
tonight @ union hall, bk.

karlie bruce + matt ray + bliss blood + al street + ryan scott four + the sensitive boys.

FEB 27, 2013
march 3 @ rockwoodmusichall


FEB 21, 2013
live at la sala

FEB 4, 2013
feb 6 @ the waystation. w/ kelli scarr + nicole atkins


JAN 19, 2013
jan 30 kb + mmh + manhattan inn

DEC 16, 2012
live from bushwick. hear kb + cp live on snacky tunes, heritage radio network.

NOV 29, 2012
gallery: a horse with no name :: click below

NOV 6, 2012
live @ la sala

OCT 11, 2012
the vinyl district - first date


The Vinyl District.

“Like most kids, my early experiences with vinyl consisted mostly of what was available in my parents’ record collection. My folks had a lot of great stuff – Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, and Procol Harum. We had the obligatory copy of Carole King’s Tapestry. But growing up in Sydney, we also had a lot of Aussie rock like Doug Parkinson, Russell Morris, and The Easybeats and a lot of stuff from overseas that was making it’s way to Australia through the 60’s and 70’s.”

“That being said, I was definitely a child of the 90s and brought up in the age of CDs. My first was Eternal Flame by The Bangles. Not too bad, for a seven year old. As a teenager my tastes were pretty diverse, and like most musicians, I was searching for new stuff all the time, so I used to scour all the second hand music stores around Sydney for used records and CDs. I was regular along the Pitt Street strip of stores – places like Lawson’s, Phantom Records, and Ashwoods, which I’m not sure exist anymore.

Being able to grab something really obscure, that you had never heard and just taking a chance on it – I remember getting really excited by that. I still love that feeling. I live in Brooklyn these days, and luckily the scene there still allows me to still get it from time to time – there’s a good number of great record stores like Academy and Permanent Records and also a lot of thrift stores; there’s a place in Greenpoint called “The Thing,” which has an entire floor to ceiling basement of vinyl. There’s no method to the madness but it’s a great place to get lost in.

Early on, I recall pretty vividly hanging with some friends when one of them put on Donny Hathaway’s “Song For You” from his 1971 LP. I remember sitting in the dark, hearing that piano intro and Donny’s voice and subsequently having my mind and heart blown apart. God, it sounded so beautiful. It still gives me shivers and takes me back to that moment every time. Kind of a nice reminder of how powerful music is and I guess why I try to make it.

I had a similar experience with Coltrane’s A Love Supreme – but on the second listen. I don’t think I was ready for it the first time around. But the second? That was so cool. I grew up playing saxophone and was listening to a lot of jazz, so the music just kept expanding and opening up. That was, and still is, entirely awesome, hearing someone take music that far.

I’ve bought more vinyl than ever over the last few years. My last couple of grabs were Dr. Dog’s Be The Void, the new James Blake and a self-titled record from 1990 by one of my absolute favourite bands to come out of Australia, The Divinyls. They are so good. Chrissie Amphlett is a killer.

I guess vinyl still just sounds like the best thing to my ears. I’m so happy to see people coming back to it. I do think it’s the responsibility of musicians to make sure that music sounds the best it can moving forward, and being able to hold music in your hands, idolise liner notes, stick a pencil in a cassette or wear out a vinyl – there’s something pretty special about that.”

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OCT 8, 2012
interview + review: ear to the ground

"Start to finish this is a beautiful little album. It's almost genre-bending, but has a number of wonderfully inspired tracks that put a smile on the listeners face. Be sure to share this album with friends." - Greg Jones,  Ear To The Ground. Read the article HERE and interview HERE.

SEP 8, 2012
gallery: john huntington:: click below

SEP 6, 2012
X launch party love X


chris parrello. rubin kodheli. karlie bruce. derek nievergelt. brian chase. louis schwadron (john hadfield).

SEP 6, 2012
nylon mag

"It was literally the act of digging into a dream and trying to turn it into some kind of dozy reality," Bruce says of the songwriting process, adding, "It's a little bit poetic, a little bit long, and there's about 25 of me singing the outro..." - Rebecca Willa Davis, NYLON.

SEP 4, 2012
paperback lover - released today


Click here to grab your copy!

Karlie Bruce: voice + songs
Chris Parrello: guitars
Derek Nievergelt: bass
Brian Chase: drums
Rubin Kodheli: cello
Tyler Wood: keys + harmonium
Mark Small: tenor saxophone + trumpet
Jonathan Jacobi: background vocals

Produced by Karlie Bruce.
Assisted by Chris Parrello + Jonathan Jacobi.

All compositions by Karlie Bruce.
Recorded + mixed by Jonathan Jacobi at Peter Karl Studios + Nashdy Sound, Brooklyn, NY. Additional recording at Escort Records by Eugene Cho + Avatar Studios assisted by Tyler Hartman + Tim Marchiafava. Mastered by Alan Douches + Sean Hansen at WWSM. Artwork by Gemma Rowlands + Julie Ruiz.

Additional thanks: Rubin Kodheli, Michael Perez-Cisneros, Paul Occhialini + Barbara Bruce.

℗ 2012 Adventuresome Music (SESAC) © Karlie Bruce. All Rights Reserved.

SEP 4, 2012
refinery 29 :: this is our jam premieres: paperback lover

Credit: Shervin Lainez.

"Australian folk-rock singer Karlie Bruce is one of the many voices behind 17-piece Brooklyn disco project Escort. After years of honing her chops as a solo artist (including a gig at Carnegie Hall with jazz musicians Matt Wilson and Larry Goldings), Bruce will release her debut LP Paperback Lover on September 4.

The title track is a powerful piece of jazz-inflected songwriting in the vein of Fiona Apple or Cat Power and far removed from the high-energy party music of her other band. While Bruce has support from fantastic players, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Brian Chase, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ Hagar Ben-Ari, and Chris Parrello of Things I Wonder, “Paperback Lover” puts Bruce’s sultry vocals at the forefront. After singing backup in a group with so many members, hearing Bruce on her own makes you wonder why she didn’t step into the spotlight sooner." - Nathan Reese. Read at Refinery 29.

AUG 29, 2012
village voice

"If disco was the biggest cultural cliché of it's day, indie rock probably holds the current title. So let's just say the twain doth meth in Escort's cover/remix of Feist's "I Feel It All," with Secret Society back onstage, Karlie Bruce on vocals, and a literal military replacing the disco imperative." - Village Voice.

AUG 28, 2012
hear and now: KDHX 88.1

"Intimation is Karlie Bruce's metier. Her music does not prance, preen or make a ruckus to get your attention. Her voice and songs are the only calling cards she needs." - Roy Kasten, KDHX. Read more.

AUG 27, 2012
nyc record release party


thursday september 6 @ la sala art space
58 n3rd St (between wythe + kent)
brooklyn, NY 11211

7:00pm doors. $12, which includes a copy of the new record
7:45pm sky white tiger (acoustic)
8:30pm karlie bruce

join the event on facebook.

AUG 20, 2012
hype machine

gis' a kiss over on the hype machine. hearts. 

AUG 17, 2012
gallery: shervin lainez 2012 :: click below

AUG 15, 2012
34 stylish music girls you don't know...yet.

see the feature in this month's edition of lucky magazine.

AUG 12, 2012
new album paperback lover out september 4.


JUL 16, 2012
shervin lainez

MAR 13, 2012
live on WFMU

listen to kb + cp perform live on seven second delay with ken and andy. also featuring bill plympton, and broad city's ilana glazer + abby jacobson.

JAN 29, 2012
"dirty" video

chris parrello & things i wonder. live at joe's pub, 2011.  dirty (parrello/bruce). featuring: chris parrello (guitar), karlie bruce (voice/guitar), kevin thomas (bass), rubin kodheli (cello), aviv cohen (drums).

NOV 27, 2012
a horse with no name